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2327596 - Item description in library not showing full length


Some courses in library (aka catalog) shows their full description while others show a "more" link.

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  • Sample with full description:


  • Sample without full description:



SAP SuccessFactors Learning (LMS)


There is a setting on LMS that controls this.


  1. Navigate to System Admin > Configuration > System Configuration > LIBRARY
  2. Search for the displayMaxItemDescriptionLength configuration setting ( this setting does control the "show more" option in the user catalog search).

# The maximum length (in characters) of a learning item description that displays in the library. Default: 100


  • The plain text description is used to determine length. HTML tags are ignored.
  • All spaces are trimmed. Lead and trailing spaces are removed. Internal spaces are truncated, so " " becomes " " for count purposes.
  • If a description has a lot of whitespace in it, that whitespace is being truncated prior to the length check. That's why it shows the whole block and not the "show more".

See Also

KBA 2283958 - How to Enable HTML Editor for an Item's Description


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